Thursday, December 8, 2011

Crochet a Snowman!

This is a great video by Emi from Hectanooga Patterns.  Watch and enjoy.
Emi has such a great way of making everything very easy.  Thanks!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Toddler Beanie Visor

This popular pattern has been revised to include sizes from newborn all the way to adult!

It's been very popular in sizes newborn to age 2, so adding these additional sizes will make it available for all ages.

For the low price of $4.99 you will be able to make this pattern for anyone of any age!

You can get it for instant download here.

Also available from Etsy:
Hats Cowls and Shrugs
Booties, Slippers and Mittens
Appliques, Brooches and Flowers

Monday, November 14, 2011

 Perfect for any season.  This headband is a great gift and so quick to work up!  Find the instructions here.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Baby's Bear

This cute set of bears is fast to make and doesn't require any advanced sewing skills.  What a lovely gift for a special little one!  Pattern available here.  FleeceForAll

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cute Bunnies

These adorable bunnies are so soft and fun to make.  They make quick gifts or items to take to market.  What a treat!  Pattern available here.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mohawk Crochet Hat

  My boys just love their mohawk hats.  They wear them all the time.  It sure beats taking them to the hairdressers and then  living with a real mohawk!  ah Crochet, gotta love it.  Pattern available here:   


Social Media is a widely popular mode of information on the internet these days.
You can pretty much take your pick.
There's Twitter
There's Facebook
There's Pinterest
There's Youtube
and of course there's Blogging

What's your favorite social media website?

Right now 3 Crochet Chicks are using Facebook and Pinterest to offer you a chance to win free crochet patterns!  And of course we're tweeting about out it...and obviously blogging about it too!

Check it out!:
3 Crochet Chicks on Facebook.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Everyone Wants these hats - knitting pattern
 This is a pattern for a knitted hat.  It works up oh so cute!  And it's as easy as can be.  For one price this pattern comes with instructions for making all sizes from preemie to Adult.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cute as a Pumpkin!
Oh so cute!  This is the perfect hat for fall!  Classic orange yarn and a super easy pattern that works up in no time.

Make them for all the little pumpkins in your life, or take them to market to boost your fall sales!  Everyone wants one!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless gloves are all the rage these days!  They are fun to make and simple too!

Find the pattern at

Be sure to visit 3 Crochet Chicks on Facebook.  Like their page and get in on the fun.  Win free patterns and get insider information on super specials!

August 15th is fun day, with 4 patterns for $10!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fun Day!

Join us on Facebook for a day of fun and deals.  On Monday August 15th we're giving away patterns and offering discounts.   To join the fun visit 3 Crochet Chicks Fan Page on Facebook and Like us...then get in on the action!!!  The fun goes all day.  You won't want to miss it.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Warm feet for Everyone!

These darling little baby booties are so sweet!

I got inspired to make these when thinking about moccasins.  The colors are inspired by nature, but you could make them in any size.

These are a great seller at craft markets everywhere!

The pattern is available at

Or you can buy 3 patterns for one low price:  3 for $10

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Warm Feet!
This is the time of year to start thinking about cold feet.

Summer here on the East Coast of Canada has been a cold wet one.  We're still waiting for summery weather as a matter of fact.  And so, it's got me thinking about winter.  These slipper boots are just the ticket.

They are warm and fashionable and so easy to make you won't even believe it!

The pattern is available at

Friday, July 1, 2011

4 Patterns for $10 - Happy Canada Day!

To celebrate the Canada Day weekenend, we're having specials in our shops!

Choose any 4 patterns from
and pay only $10!

Just purchase the special listing and tell us in the notes to seller which patterns you would like!

Happy Canada Day from Ashton and Lisa!

Ashton 11 - Etsy Shop :
Fleece For All - Etsy Shop:
find me on Facebook:  Ashton E Leven
and Twitter:  Ashton11Etsy

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Handy crochet wallet Anklet/Bracelet
This is a great way to carry your cash or credit cards this summer.  Wear it for a night on the town, or a walk in the park.  the perfect solution when you don't want to carry a bulky purse.  So convenient!

The pattern is available from Ashton11.

Make these for yourself, for gifts or to take to market!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Austin Ski Hat
Your little one will be the envy of everyone this fall or winter wearing our Austin Ski Hat.  This pattern works up easily beautifully in your choice of colors

For just $3.99 you will receive instructions for making hats in sizes newborn to age 5.

Stock up on these for your fall craft markets and gifts!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Today's Feature Special.
Today's feature pattern is the Toddler Beanie Visor.  This chic pattern is a top seller at Ashton11's Do-it-Yourself shop at Etsy.

It can be made with or without the flowers for boys and girls alike.

If you purchase this pattern now you can choose another pattern of equal or lesser value  from Ashton11 for FREE!*

Just purchase the Toddler Beanie Visor Pattern and in the notes to seller, include the name and number of the pattern you would like for free.

*Offer expires June 30th.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sweet Potato Patterns Great Value!

Visit  Sweet Potato Patterns Etsy shop for great value!
Many of her patterns include the bloomers AND  hat in one pattern for the low price of only $3.99.
All of her patterns can be used to create items for sale at market.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Todays Featured Listing - Cross Strap Shoes

Cross Strap shoes from      

These shoes are simply adorable!  They can be made in your favorite colors for boys or girls. 

The pattern comes in 3 sizes newborn, 0 To 3 Months, and 3 to 6 months.

Find it at Ashton11 on Etsy.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


This is a tutorial so you can make these very easy silver dragonflies! (But you don't have to make them in silver, you can make them any color you would like!!

I have included step by step photos of the assembly! It's a really very easy to follow pattern!

You will need a few beads (28 small silver beads, 3 large silver beads, and one black bead).
A few feet of wire, (12 inches of 20 gauge)
and some pliers!

So quick and easy, but very cute!

This tutorial will be sent to your email, shortly after your payment is received.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Puppy Hat

What child won't love wearing this adorable puppy hat on their head?  With a big fluffy pom pom on top, it's a lovely spring hat with a zany twist!

Available at SweetPotatoPatterns Shop only $3.99 for the pattern!

Monday, April 11, 2011

How To Crochet in the Round

And here's another video, this one demonstrating how to crochet "in the round."

Sunday, April 10, 2011

HOW TO CROCHET, chain stitch, single, double and triple crochet.

This video has just been uploaded to youtube.
We'll add a link on our sidebar for reference.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Emi's Videos

Hi everyone!  It's Ashton.

I had to write to say how proud I am of my Mom, Emi from Hectanooga Patterns.  Remember how I told you last week that she just learned how to make digital videos.  Well, already a website producer has hired her to create how-to videos for their website!  Smart people.

So, now, she's added a new skill to her continually expanding repertoire:  video editing!

I can remember when she got her first computer and she didn't even have the internet.  It was used for basically a glorified typewriter.  Many, many times she said to me.  "I just don't think I can learn any more about computers, I'm at my limit."  And then lo and behold a week or two later she would be asking me for help to learn how to do something else...

So now she has an e-commerce shop called Hectanooga Patterns at Etsy, a Facebook Fan Page, a blog, a YouTube Channel, and fans all around the world.  

Not bad for a lady who came from a village with less than 50 people!

Love you Mom,

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Signs of Spring

These are the perfect hats for Spring and Easter.
The flowers on this one are sure to spread happiness and joy everywhere you go:

A lamb is a sign of spring and a symbol of Easter.

And what little one doesn't want to look like a darling bunny in this tie on headband?  So cute and so easy!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crochet Videos on Youtube

When Emi first learned how to crochet she didn't have electricity or indoor plumbing.  And now she knows how to make digital videos and upload them to YouTube! Who would have thought that the world would change so much in one lifetime, and that one person could embrace so much change.

Great work Emi!

Check out her videos here:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ski Bunny Headband

Snow inspired, but make it in any color for any season!   Go to my shop to see this pattern.--Win a crochet pattern!  Click for details!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Crochet Beaded Cuffs

Wow!  Fun beaded crochet cuffs.  These liven up any outfit or they can be worn as bracelets.

Instructions for making them are available at Ashton11's Etsy Shop.

Win this pattern!  Click for details!

Summer Sundress

This jumper is made out of a man's shirt.  Recycling is the way to go!  The instructions for making this are found at Fleece For All.

Diaper Cover and Headband

A rose garden on a diaper cover!  Your little bundle will never look sweeter!

This pattern is also from my new favorite crochet pattern shop:
Sweet Potato Patterns.

Win a crochet pattern!  Click for details!

Cute Owl Hat

What an angel hat!   The flowers on the top make it super cute!!
It is available at my new favorite crochet pattern shop:  Sweet Potato Patterns.

Win a crochet pattern!  Click for details!


This headband whips up super fast!
The pattern is available here.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Shop Discovery

Have you discovered this new pattern shop at Etsy?  What cute patterns!  This one is my favorite.

What an adorable hat!

Lisa is Ashton's cousin and Emi's neice and what a power trio they make!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Elfin Hat

Your child would be the envy off all the kids at the park with this adorable hat.  And it's SO easy to stitch up.

It is available from Ashton11 at Etsy.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Upcycle T shirt into a Tank Top!

Not everything we do is crochet!  This was a T-shirt and now it's a super fantastic Tank Top!

Learn how to do it with this tutorial.

Fleece Boot Slippers

Not crochet...but oh so warm and adorable.
I made matching slippers for me and the kids.
We love wearing them!

Pattern for sale at FleeceForAll do it yourself shop at Etsy.

Darling little booties

These little booties were so fun to make!
They have pink bottoms and white sides with a tiny pink button, but you could make them blue for boys, too.

They are just so adorable!

The pattern is available here.
from Ashton11

Warm and chic!

Make any outfit pop with this easy to make neck accessory!  Make it in any color to go with all your favorite sweaters.

The pattern is available from here.  or get it as part of a 3 for $12 special!

Bunny Ears Crochet Hat

Easter is hopping it's way to our neck of the woods and so I've made this darling bunny hat for my lovely niece. Won't she look cute this spring?

It was so easy to make! Get the pattern at Ashton11 at Etsy.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Oh won't my little niece look so adorable in this little tutu?
She loves to pretend she's a ballerina or a princess. And now she will look just like one.
And done just in time for Valentine's Day.

You can get the pattern at this Etsy shop.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Owl Hat Crochet

Hoot Hoot! The little ones are going to be fab this spring in their Easter hats. I made this owl hat for my nephew. He's going to looooove it! Pattern is available here.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Little Munchkin Hat

Oh! This one turned out so sweet! Don't you just love the long tail!!
I used this pattern to make it.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sparkler Hat

This hat was so easy to make!
I just love the pom poms at the top!
It worked up so quickly.
I got the pattern here.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

5 for $19.99

I love to crochet. I got 5 awesome patterns and will be working them up soon.
Can't wait to get started on the others.

This is the first one I made. Watch for the others!
I got the patterns from Ashton11.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Suede Look Handbag

This handbag is made from polar fleece and is SO easy to make!
The pattern is available here.

Patterns Galore

So many patterns so little time.
Don't you just want to make them all?

All of these crochet patterns and many more are available at Ashton11's do it yourself shop at Etsy.